Developers working on that killer app for the Apple Watch

Developers working on that killer app for the Apple Watch
Even though Apple shipped some Apple Watch app developers to Cupertino to help them finish their work, few of them have actually seen the Apple Watch in action. Still, many are excited about the prospects of coming up with a "killer app" for the timepiece which launches on April 24th. We've seen what can happen to the lucky developer who comes up with that app that everyone wants on their phone and tablet. Companies like Instagram (eventually bought out by Facebook for $1 billion) and WhatsApp (which Facebook paid $21 billion for) have made multi-millionaires out of their founders.

Not all developers see the same thing happening with the Apple Watch. Apple has prevented developers from accessing the gyroscope and accelerometer on he timepiece. "The limitations are discouraging," says developer Markiyan Matsekh, who has come up with an Apple Watch app to control a Tesla Model S. The biggest challenge, says one developer, is "not trying to take a phone app and cram it into a Watch."

40 apps for the Apple Watch were posted on Apple's website on Monday as the Watch was unveiled for the second time. The company says that thousands more apps are in the works. Perhaps one of them will be the huge "must-have" app for the Apple Watch that will provide its founder with fame and fortune.

source: Reuters

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